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La Balancoire

6, rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France (Montmartre)
+33 1 42 23 70 83
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Ranked #273 of 12,781 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $26 - $50
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Montmartre
Description: Open from Tuesday to Saturday for Lunch and Dinner.
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Merseyside England
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Charming little bistro just off the main street . Very welcoming and knowledgeable staff who don't insist on speaking French. The food was some of the best bistro fare we have come across in a city famous for good food. Tip: Ask for the bill early and wait for the bottle of Carambar flavoured vodka to reach your table. Quirky... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I first ate here a few years ago and was really impressed. This time I was just as impressed. The staff are exceptional. They know all about the food they are serving and didn't mind at all speaking English when my French failed. The food is really well prepared. I had yummy fish with loads of veggies. We loved the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a really French restaurant close to Moulin Rouge to celebrate our son's engagement. Finding La Balancoire on TripAdvisor using restaurants near me and checking the ratings was well worthwhile. We walked the 350m to this gorgeous small restaurant down a quiet alley in Montmartre. No booking required, the waiters were as friendly as could be, and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited this restaurant when staying in Montmartre for a week and we were so glad we did! The Camembert starter was beautiful as was the fish and the mixed dessert was perfect for those who find if hard to pick one amongst the fabulous selection! The staff were the most friendly people we came across in Paris, they couldn't... More

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New York, New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I found this on a list of top 10 places in the Montmartre area of Paris and I'm so glad I did! The owner (I think) was very friendly and explained each dish to us, and we decided on the shrimp/avocado salad with soup, eggs and bacon, soup, and baked potato sampler, and the leek soup appetizer, and fish main... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed at the Terrass Hotel for one week and ate at many Montmarte restaurants. La Balancoire was the best, and the prices were lower than most other restaurants. The waiters were superb. They were fluent in English, explained the menu really well, and had a great sense of pleasing the patron. It was so much fun!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

La Balancoire was recommended by our airbnb host, and based on the trip advisor reviews, we were hopeful for a great meal. When we arrived, we received a very warm welcome and an enthusiastic explanation of the menu - very nice service. We also ordered the aperitif recommended by the staff, which was a super tasty and refreshing cucumber and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We found the restaurant through Time Out, and decided to try it on our last night in Paris. The servers were very friendly and were non-judgemental of our very bad french (something we experienced in other restaurants)..We had the carpaccio and an avocado soup to start and we both had the salmon as a main. All the dishes were excellent,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Nice French food, generous and with fresh quality products but the place is very small, you have not much space to move and we were seating very close to the music band which was very very loud. We could have enjoyed it more

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was a fantastic experience with amazing food and very friendly staff. They guided us through the menu and everything was explained in detail. Very reasonably priced, reserve a table in advance of your next trip to Paris as the restaurant is quite small.

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